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Benefits Of Being Likeable - Part 2

August 25, 2016

 

Interview with Rohit Bhargava, author of the book Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior, and Inspiring Action

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You’ve probably heard that we generally like people who are like us.

 

Rohit Bhargava:
So that’s certainly true but what it doesn’t mean is that we don’t like people who aren’t like us. The opposite part of it isn’t true. 
 


Rohit Bhargava

Making Time Work For You

August 10, 2016
 

Interview with Marney Makridakis, author of the book Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What if you could create more time when you need it? Well in a way you can.

 

Marney Makridakis:
Since we know is relative, I mean that’s obviously proven by science and it’s obviously proven just by our psychological experiences of time – compare an hour with a loved one to an hour in the dentist chair.
 


Marney Makridakis

Managing Your Time

August 4, 2016

 

Interview with JoAnn R. Corley, author of the book Organizational Strategies for the Overwhelmed: How to manage your time, space, & priorities to work smart, get results, & be happy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As the saying goes all we really have is time.

 

JoAnn R. Corley:
Time is our life. So how we choose our time, how we let other people use our time are all part of the bigger picture of crafting a life.
 

 


JoAnn R. Corley

Business Success

July 19, 2016

 

Interview with Christopher Lochhead, author of the book Play Bigger

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Businesses that succeed often do so by creating entire new categories of business.

 

Christopher Lochhead:

Sara Blakely who’s the founder of Spanx; she didn’t say this is underwear 2.0 she said it’s a new category called shapewear.
 


Christopher Lochhead

Can People Be Trusted?

July 1, 2016

 

Interview with Stephen M.R.Covey, author of the book Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We are probably less trusting of other people today than ever before.

 

Stephen M.R. Covey:
In a low trust world we tend to become more suspicious, more cynical, more distrusting because none of us want to get burned.
 


Stephen M.R. Covey

How You Approach Success

June 30, 2016

 

Interview with Alan Weiss, author of the book Million Dollar Maverick

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Success is at least partly the result of your attitude.

 

Alan Weiss:
I truly believe Mike that people get up in the morning in 1 of 2 dispositions. They get up in the morning saying, “What a great day this is, what a fabulous day another day of opportunity”. Or they get up saying, “Uh jeez another slow crawl through enemy territory.”
 

Alan Weiss

Personal Presence

June 15, 2016

 

Interview with Kristi Hedges, author of the book The Power Presence

 

Mike Carruthers:
You’re personal presence it’s a hard concept to define and yet…

 

Kristi Hedges:
We’re all experts at other people’s presence we know when someone walks into the room we can almost feel what their presence is and how their command is of a room and the energy that they bring into the room. However if someone says to you what’s your presence? You’re probably going to stumble a little bit in trying to describe it.

 


Kristi Hedges

Brand Loyalty

June 8, 2016

 

Interview with John Gerzema, author of the book The Brand Bubble: The Looming Crisis in Brand Value and How to Avoid It

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Brand loyalty - people talk a lot about brands being critically important to the success of any business and yet…

 

John Gerzema:
What you're seeing is a much more frugal consumer who's making much more harsher decisions about which sorts of brands they're going to be loyal to and which brands they're going to purchase.
 


John Gerzema

Be More Convincing

May 26, 2016

 

Interview with Dan Roam, author of the book Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When we’re talking with other people socially or professionally our ideas and the stories we tell are really just a string of words.

 

Dan Roam:
The problem is that unless those ideas are really, really crystal clearly formed they’re just kind of like big fluffy clouds. We talk about this one for a moment and then it passes away and the next one comes along and we completely forget about the previous one.
 


Dan Roam

How Willpower Really Works

May 23, 2016

 

Interview with John Tierney, author of the book Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to have strong self-control and willpower don’t ask too much of it.

 

John Tierney:
The people that have the best self-control are the people who have structured their lives so that they’re not exercising it all day long. They realize that it’s this finite resource that it gets depleted. 
 


John Tierney

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